National Security Inspectorate to sponsor Outstanding Installer category at 2018 OSPAs

Richard Jenkins: CEO at the NSI

Richard Jenkins: CEO at the NSI

The next UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) ceremony will be taking place on Thursday 1 March 2018 in London, with the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) delighted to be sponsoring the prestigious Outstanding Installer category.

The UK OSPAs are part of a global awards scheme currently running in eight countries designed to recognise and reward outstanding performance within the security sector.

Entry to the UK OSPAs is completely free and open to companies, teams and individuals who have performed at an exceptional level. Entrants don’t have to be a member of an organisation or an association to submit an entry.

The nomination process is straightforward with only two simple questions to answer. Responses can be submitted online at www.uk.theospas.com/enter

Nominations are open until 13 November and submissions are currently being invited for the following categories: Outstanding In-House Security Team, Outstanding In-House Security Manager, Outstanding Contract Security Company, Outstanding Security Consultant, Outstanding Customer Service Initiative, Outstanding Security Training Initiative, Outstanding Security Installer, Outstanding Event Security Team, Outstanding Security Partnership, Outstanding Investigator, Outstanding Cyber Security Initiative, Outstanding Information Security Company, Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer, Outstanding Security Officer, Outstanding Young Security Professional and the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Richard Jenkins, the NSI’s CEO, commented: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring the UK OSPAs next year. The OSPAs present an exciting opportunity to showcase the best of what the UK has to offer in the electronic security and guarding services sectors on a global platform. Recognising and celebrating the achievements of outstanding installers is an important part of the NSI’s focus in terms of raising standards across the UK’s security industry.”

A panel of leading industry figures will select award winners from the chosen finalists, with the 2018 UK OSPAs presented at a prestigious awards dinner to be held at the five-star Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

*The OSPAs are the brainchild of Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI, the director of Perpetuity Research. For further information vist the OSPAs website

About the Author

Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications)

Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting.

In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector.

In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute’s George van Schalkwyk Award.

An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award.

Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site.

Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media.

Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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